Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Fras-Air/General Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Fras-Air/General Service Experts, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Fras-Air/General Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts today at 908-448-2154to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.